So I have some very exciting news to share… Right after Thanksgiving, Better Homes & Gardens came and shot our home!! So instead of focusing on dinner, I was busy finishing little details that have been on my to do list for months now!! And as exciting as it was having them back in our home for a few days, I wasn’t allowed to put up any of my holiday decor ? Normally, the tradition is for the tree to go up Thanksgiving day in our home. And it has been known to go up as early as October for certain campaigns I have done… I am not going to lie, I didn’t mind not having it up that early. But once December had hit I was feeling the urge to get that tree up!! But with the shoot, and completing my father’s seven weeks of Radiation all around the same time, the tree made it up a little late this year.
Going up a little later, and focusing on the rest of my home for the shoot, left little time for me rethink the idea of new and innovative decor this year. And honestly, how many of you really switch up your decor that much from year to year?! So this year, I went with virtually the same decor as last year in our living room. White Tree (which I am still so in love with!), simple navy satin bows, and touches of sparkle here and there. My only new addition came from an idea my daughter had. I removed my black and gold urchins from our mantle to make room for the garland & she took one and placed it in the tree… ummm, that works! So I quickly hopped on Target.com and ordered a few more boxes of urchins to add to the tree. And bonus, the set of three were on sale.
Our custom made stockings from MindaHome once again made their return & are waiting to be filled with little trinkets and sweets. And a few real gifts have made their way under the tree as well. Normally my pictures have empty packages wrapped for “styling” purposes, so I had to laugh when I had real ones this year!
I’ll share C’s mantle tomorrow, it turned out pretty darling if I do say so myself!
White Tree // Urchins (set of 3) // Pink Rug // Coffee Table // Ghost Chair // Leopard Pillow // Chevron Pillow // Greek Key Pillow // Black Sofa // Bar Cart // Lamp // Navy Ottoman // White Santa Mugs & Fur Tree Skirt were Pottery Barn last season